Nevada sports books won $19.2 million from sports betting during the month of November, according to figures released this week by the state. The amount was a 55-percent decrease compared …

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2016 will go down as one of the most exciting years in poker tournament history. As of early December, a total of 81 players have cashed for $1 million or …

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There has been a lot of talk lately about a seemingly minor change PokerStars recently made to its poker client: players are no longer given the option to fold their hand when a check is available. I have avoided the topic for no other reason than I just didn’t feel like writing about it, but since so many readers have e-mailed me* asking me to weigh in, I figured I might as well start off the New Year making all of you happy.

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There has been a lot of talk lately about a seemingly minor change PokerStars recently made to its poker client: players are no longer given the option to fold their hand when a check is available. I have avoided the topic for no other reason than I just didn’t feel like writing about it, but since so many readers have e-mailed me* asking me to weigh in, I figured I might as well start off the New Year making all of you happy.

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Most tourists have already experienced the sticker shock of trying to park on the Las Vegas Strip at places like Bellagio, Aria, The Mirage or Mandalay Bay, but as of …

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The second-to-last month of 2016 wasn’t a good one for Las Vegas casinos. Casinos on or around the Las Vegas Strip won a combined $517 million from gamblers during the …

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Earlier this month, a federal judge ordered the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel to shut down its online bingo platform that the tribe launched to test the waters before kicking …

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Prominent online gambling site and sports book William Hill has withdrawn from the Czech Republic market as the result of new internet gambling laws that took effect at the turn of the New Year. In an e-mail to affiliates last week, William Hill indicated that it may ramp back up in the Czech Republic sometime in the future.

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It doesn’t always take a huge tournament score or big win in the cash games for a poker player to be featured in the news. Every once in a while, …

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Prominent online gambling site and sports book William Hill has withdrawn from the Czech Republic market as the result of new internet gambling laws that took effect at the turn of the New Year. In an e-mail to affiliates last week, William Hill indicated that it may ramp back up in the Czech Republic sometime in the future.

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Every month the Aria Poker Room in Las Vegas hosts to a series of high stakes tournaments. As 2016 wound down December saw the usual menu of two $25,000 buy-in …

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Americas Cardroom is adding some freshness and excitement to the traditional sit-and-go. The online cardroom has announced that it will soon be offering a new product, Sit-and-Go 2.0. While the …

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For the majority of 2016 it looked like Fedor Holz was going to run away with this year’s Card Player Player of the Year award, but with just 11 days …

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Just as people like to make changes to their lives and get a “fresh start” when the calendar page turns from December to January, so, often, do online poker rooms. The Winning Poker Network (WPN) announced Monday that starting today, January 3rd, 2017, its member rooms will adjust how raked hands are counted in order to calculate loyalty points. Gone is the “dealt hand” system and in is the “weighted contributed” method.

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Just as people like to make changes to their lives and get a “fresh start” when the calendar page turns from December to January, so, often, do online poker rooms. The Winning Poker Network (WPN) announced Monday that starting today, January 3rd, 2017, its member rooms will adjust how raked hands are counted in order to calculate loyalty points. Gone is the “dealt hand” system and in is the “weighted contributed” method.

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Want to get better at poker? Tired of losing in your local home game or looking to go pro playing no-limit hold’em? Who better to learn from then two-time World …

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South Carolina will consider a casino bill in 2017 that would help fund road improvements, but Donald Trump’s victory in November reportedly is also putting momentum behind the efforts. According …

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Pennsylvania State Senator Jay Costa (D – District 43) issued a “Senate Co-Sponsorship Memorandum” on Monday, announcing his intention to introduce legislation that will legalize and regulate online gambling in the Commonwealth.

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Macau’s three dozen casinos won less money from gamblers in 2016 than they did the previous year, but the market has stabilized and should grow modestly in 2017. According to …

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Pennsylvania State Senator Jay Costa (D – District 43) issued a “Senate Co-Sponsorship Memorandum” on Monday, announcing his intention to introduce legislation that will legalize and regulate online gambling in the Commonwealth.

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